12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

06-23-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

Understanding Divine Providence is beyond the powers of human reason. In the First Reading we see Job faced with the reality of how his own suffering and the conversations he has with friends challenges his faith. Job’s challenges at times make us wonder how little we know and understand the will of God even with great faith. “Therefore, I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.” (Job 42:3b-c)

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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

06-16-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers! We thank God for placing fathers in the family as a sign of God’s enduring love and constant protection. May fathers everywhere be faithful to the examples shown in the scriptures: steadfast in love, forgiving and sustaining forces in their families by caring for those in need. We ask God to grant wisdom to fathers so that they may encourage and guide their children.

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

06-09-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

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As God created Adam and Eve in the original condition of holiness and justice (Catechism of the Catholic Church 375), we ask a genuine question as to what original holiness was as God intended. The catechism also teaches us that the Original Holiness was ‘friendship with his Creator’, based on sharing ‘divine life’ (CCC 374-375). And the Original Justice as intended by God is the harmony that existed ‘with himself & Eve, and with the creation around him (CCC 376).

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

06-02-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

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A wise priest once said, “when man stands before the throne of God... all joy is restored, then there is nothing else for him to offer but to give thanks. Hence, the Eucharist or “thanksgiving” is the state of the perfect man. The Eucharist is the life of Paradise.” Happy ‘Corpus Christi’ Sunday to all of you!

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The Most Holy Trinity

05-26-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

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Immediately after the Solemnity of Pentecost, the following Sundays are filled with festive aura that we continue to celebrate three most beloved Solemnities (May 26th - The Most Holy Trinity, June 2nd - Corpus Christi and June 7th- The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, at the beginning of the Ordinary Season, Part 2 (Part 1 of the Ordinary Season usually runs from after the Baptism of Jesus to Ash Wednesday).

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Pentecost Sunday

05-19-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

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We profess in the Creed, ‘I believe in the Holy Spirit’. 1 Cor 12:3 states that “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit” and Gal 4:6 states that “God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying ‘Abba Father’” (our attempts to be united to the Father). The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us “to be in touch with Christ, we must have been touched by the Holy Spirit.”

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The Ascension of the Lord

05-12-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

This Sunday as we celebrate the Solemnity of The Ascension of Our Lord, we reflect on the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 660, “First, it is clear that this is spoken of as a real, historical event. Christ was really taken up at a particular time in human history and from a particular place (the time was forty days after his Resurrection, the place was most likely Mount Olives near Jerusalem).

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

05-05-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

As we are getting closer to the end of the Easter Season, on the 6th Sunday of Easter we continue to hear Jesus echo his message from the 5th Sunday’s Gospel ‘To remain in him’. We won’t get to hear the 6th Sunday’s Gospel instead we will pray with the Gospel of the 7th Sunday of Easter as our rubrics explain: Where the Ascension is transferred to Sunday, 12th May, the second reading and Gospel of the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

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